APS Options

For Homeschool Families


To enroll for Options School you must FIRST contact a Coordinator at the site of your choice. They will let you know if they have room in their program.  Their email can be found on the "Who We Are" tab.

If you have registration questions after you receive the enrollment link, please contact our Registrar: Tracy Knapp: tdknapp@aurorak12.org

For other general questions about the program feel free to email or call our Options Office Manager, Lisa McKenna, at lkmckenna@aurorak12.org/ 303-340-0666. Our Principals office and bookroom are located at: 11351 Montview Boulevard, in Aurora, CO 80010.

The Options Program  is for students in grades K-12 and is designed to support parents who choose to school their children at home. Parents remain the primary instructional provider, with the school supplementing their efforts. Families participating in the program get limited instruction and most educational materials at no cost. This is possible because, as a public school, Options receives a portion of the PPOR (Per Pupil Operating Revenue) distributed at the state level for each enrolled student. This money is used to pay salaries, purchase curriculum and other costs associated with running the program.

Contact Time & Records

In order to receive funding, each registered student must spend a minimum of 90 hours per semester with a licensed teacher hired by Options, for a minimum of 180 hours per school year. This is approximately 5 - 6 hours per week. Students who are juniors in high school may be eligible for pre-approved classes at a community college/university. The Options School will reimburse tuition. Parents are responsible for fees and texts. Class time is counted for contact hours.

Curriculum & Assessment

Curriculum is available for check out, including teacher editions, at no cost except for consumables. Parents may borrow cost-effective, reusable curriculum, which is non-religious in nature. Curriculum Book Fairs are held in the Spring and the Fall to assist parents in choosing materials from a variety of texts. In the spring, nationally standardized testing is offered at no charge for Options students. Students in grades 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 are tested.

For additional program information, please contact any of the following via phone 303-340-0666 or email: